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Well, i am around 7 hrs into the game according to Steam, i am on my second safe house, played thus far with no problems, and enjoying the game.
I did have a physical copy of this game, but i gave it to my bro, and bought the Steam version.

Right, so i have a problem upon loading my game today.

Shadows...........

My entire screen in this shot is really dark when it should not be.
Also look at the floor, the entire floor is covered in one massive shadow, this shadow follows me everywhere in that fashion when inside a vehicle.


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From this view, the shadow stays further away from sight.



Then when i bring the camera down....


Here are my in game settings that play comfortably at 35-45FPS (fps locked at 45)



I would also like to note that i am using the SMAA injector, which the images do not show up as Steam does not capture it.

Here is screens from yesterday with no such problem with shadows.


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Turn off the injector? Reinstall the game? Something might be corrupt.
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LOL reinstall... never happening, took long enough the first time.

Uploading a video, the shadow issue went the next time i booted the save game, but i get chunks of texture and object pop in, and i am not even exceeding memory usages.
Ever since i installed a AMD card, everything went down hill, including other games.
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gta4 had some major bugs, like this one, thought they fixed them.. i suppose you got all patches etc?
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gta4 had some major bugs, like this one, thought they fixed them.. i suppose you got all patches etc?

Yup, 1.7, i have EFLC too, but i want to do the main game first.
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Ok, i believe i have managed to fix my issue, do not use commandline tweak to increase performance.
Pop in still occurs, but on very small things that i hardly notice now, and i now seem to have no issue with shadows.
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GTA is kinda sensitive to drivers, settings, the number of dogs barking at the Moon, etc.. Complex game.
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I now upped the settings and get a better experience with less dips to 35FPS, i am usually stuck at my frame cap of 45FPS.

75 on all view distances, and medium shadows/reflections, everything else maxed.
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